Vermont driver dies, crashes into tree
HALIFAX, Vt. (AP) — Vermont State Police say a driver has crashed into a tree and died.
Police say 47-year-old John Platek Jr., of Halifax, Vermont, was northbound on Route 112 in town on Sunday night. His car left the road and struck a tree with the passenger-side front wheel, and the airbags were deployed.
Police said evidence indicates Platek wasn’t wearing a seatbelt. He was pronounced dead at the scene.